Book Review 75: One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio

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One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio is the type of novel that appeals to me. It combines history, religion and philosophy into a grand story about the human race and the elements that connect us all as one species. Reminiscent of the Reincarnationist series by M.J. Rose, One Great Year provides a warmer, less suspenseful approach to reincarnation.

I enjoyed Marcus and Theron’s love story. Because the plot revolves around reincarnation, it was fascinating to discover, along with Marcus, where Theron would appear next and what type of love they would experience together before they were sent back to the Grid. When Marcus and Theron were together their connection flowed off the pages and felt real and alive.

The most disappointing aspect of the story was the ending. It felt rushed and the bad guy reveal felt disconnected from the rest of the plot. That character had been absent from the plot for the majority of the story and there was no evidence of his influence in the previous life stories that were told. Also the authors struggled with the scientific concepts of biological warfare that made it difficult to suspend my disbelief. It lead me to Google to do a bit of research to jog my memory regarding my 7th grade biology class.

Despite the rough ending and resolution, I am giving One Great Year a thumbs up. My connection to Theron and Marcus and the beautiful varied types of love they experienced felt real and alive. The novel is a wonderful reminder of the strength of love and how it often comes shining through during the darkest of times.


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book review One Great Year Tamara Veitch Rene DeFazio

One Great Year

Author: Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio
Published on: October 22, 2013
Pages: 441
Genres: adult, historical fiction, mystery, philosophy, romance
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My Rating: Thumbs Up


I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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About Tamara Veitch and Rene Defazio

What happens when two passionate writer-artists fall in love and decide to make an uncommon life together? The award-winning novel One Great Year and its forthcoming sequels are just a few of the awesome possibilities!

Born and raised in the Vancouver area, Rene DeFazio is an actor, screenwriter and producer with numerous film and television roles to his credit, as well as countless commercials and print ads. After spending many years backpacking and filming, Rene drew upon an abundance of unusual and exciting experiences to create One Great Year. His tireless research and firsthand knowledge of exotic locations, customs, sights and smells helped to bring this epic story to life.

Tamara Veitch is a writer, artist and mother. She also grew up in the Vancouver area, and attended Simon Fraser University to study English and psychology. Tamara worked as a special education assistant for the Vancouver School Board, and later opened her own mural painting business.

One Great Year took three painstaking years to complete. Within months of its independent release, One Great Year was optioned to become a Hollywood blockbuster film trilogy. Rene and Tamara have also partnered with Greenleaf Book Group for their literary debut and U.S. release, in October 2013.

The authors are currently writing the second and third books in the One Great Year series, filming a documentary, embarking on a book tour, and offering free seminars called POD Parties (Plain ol’ Discussion about monumental topics), where they discuss the ancient history, modern science, and inspirations layered throughout One Great Year.


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5 responses to “Book Review 75: One Great Year by Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio

  1. Rene DeFazio

    Thank-you so much Terri for reading and supporting One Great Year! Your review came out the day before our wedding and adding to the fun and excitement. With Gratitude, Tamara and Rene. (authors of One Great Year)